The New ‘Wicked’ Trailer Has Gay Twitter Buzzing

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Fasten your seatbelts, because we’re about to take a whirlwind trip to the magical land of Oz with Wicked: Part One. That’s right, the wait is almost over!

Welcome to the World of Wicked

During Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night, the long-awaited first full-length trailer for the Broadway musical’s screen adaptation finally premiered.

This isn’t just any movie; it’s a fantastical adventure that tells the untold story of Elphaba, the girl who would become the Wicked Witch of the West, and her bubbly counterpart, Glinda the Good Witch. Imagine diving deep into the heart of one of Broadway’s most beloved tales, but this time, we’re getting a whole new perspective.

Credit: Universal Pictures (Screengrab)

The folks behind this movie have decided to split the epic into two parts, stirring up excitement and anticipation. So, get ready to explore the grey areas of Oz, where the lines between good and evil blur in the most enchanting ways.

Watch the Wicked trailer here!

Meet the Stars of Oz

The cast of Wicked: Part One is like a dream come true. Picture Cynthia Erivo, with her powerful voice and captivating acting, bringing Elphaba to life. She’s set to take us on an emotional rollercoaster, showing sides of Elphaba we’ve never seen before. Then, there’s Ariana Grande, stepping into Glinda’s sparkly shoes. Her incredible vocal range and pop-star charisma are sure to give Glinda a fresh new vibe. And let’s not forget Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard and Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible. The trailer also offers a first-look at the fantastic Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero. It’s going to be gooooood.

A Fresh Take on a Classic Tale

Wicked: Part One isn’t just retelling the same old story. Directed by the visionary Jon M. Chu (In the Heights), this movie promises to blend the original magic with fresh twists and turns. We’re talking new songs, stunning visuals, and a deeper dive into the friendship and rivalry between Elphaba and Glinda. It’s all about exploring the complexities of their relationship against the backdrop of Oz’s political intrigue and societal expectations. This film is set to challenge what we thought we knew about Oz, inviting us to see the world through a new lens.

Credit: Universal Pictures (Screengrab)

The Buzz Around Oz

Ever since the teaser dropped, the internet has been abuzz with excitement. Fans are already praising Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande’s performances, and the LGBTQ+ community is rallying behind the movie’s inclusive and diverse storytelling. There’s a lot of chatter about the new musical arrangements and how they’ll deepen the narrative, adding layers to Elphaba and Glinda’s story.

Get ready to be spellbound when Wicked: Part One hits theaters on November 27, 2024.

The New ‘Wicked’ Trailer Has Gay Twitter Buzzing





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